NSF Launches First Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors Certification Program
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7, 2013—NSF International will launch the first certification program specifying safety and quality requirements for wheel tire pressure monitoring sensors for the aftermarket parts industry, the company announced Thursday at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
NSF International said the NSF Tire Pressure Monitoring Certification Program was developed by engineers, regulators, manufacturers and industry associations in response to growing concerns that ineffective tire monitoring sensors are being installed in vehicles.
NSF said its Tire Pressure Monitoring Certification Program requires independent review and testing against OE service parts to ensure the highest level of performance from NSF Certified Sponsors.
NSF will also audit the manufacturing facilities and quality systems to ensure that they meet or exceed NSF’s protocol requirements.
NSF said the new certification program was developed to complement the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program.
“Similar to the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program, NSF International’s new Tire Pressure Monitoring Certification will help meet the needs of companies manufacturing tire pressure monitoring sensors, regulators who strive to keep drivers safe on the road and consumers who want reliable tire pressure monitoring systems,” said Bob Frayer, director of NSF International’s Automotive Collision Certification Programs and Engineering Laboratories.
All tire pressure sensors that meet certification requirements will be listed on NSF’s website and will be authorized to bear the NSF Certification Mark.